Breastflow Memory Pump (giveaway)

*This is a review written by blog contributor Amber. Product provided by The First Years, all opinions are her own.*

This breast pump from The First Years was a life saver in a number of ways! As a teacher, I was lucky enough to be able the take the year off after having my son. Staying home with my kids made it easier for me to nurse and it was nice not to have to do much pumping. The problem came when my son turned one and we found out

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Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump & a giveaway

We all know I’m a breastfeeding advocate and still nursing my 3yo and my 1yo. While my kids were exclusively breastfed until ~8 months old, they still had the occasional bottle. When Ryan was little, I taught part-time and I pumped while I was gone. In the 3 years I’ve had kids, I’ve taken a few trips (weekend getaways with the husband, conferences, etc.), I’ve pumped, and my kids had bottles. I love being able to try new nursing products that make

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Time for a new breast pump

I have a Medela Pump in Style breast pump that I won online while I was pregnant (lucky, I know)! And it has been a lifesaver–at my old job I pumped every single day and at my new job I still have to pump about 3 times a week. If I want to get a supply up to have some extra milk on hand, I pump at night. That’s a lot of pumping! It’s like a part-time job! (For real, I hate pumping).

Anyway, one thing that has always annoyed me about my pump

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I’m a working & breastfeeding mama

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of The Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about breastfeeding and employment. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th through the 31st!

About three months ago, I wrote a post about working

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Priorities: why I pump at work

Two major articles out right now: The Economic Consequences of Breastfeeding (Wall Street Journal) and Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollars (CNN). I’m going to start with the latter.

Nearly 1,000 (991 to be exact) lives and BILLIONS ($13b) of dollars would be saved if women would just breastfeed for the first 6 months of life. This is in the United States alone–yes, we have that poor of breastfeeding rates.

In 2009, a report by the CDC stated that 74% of women start breastfeeding at birth (not

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